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'Necessary' surgical costs can be claimed from manufacturers of defective medical devices, rules EU court

The cost of surgery to patients made "necessary" because of the identification of potential defects in pacemakers, defibrillators and other medical device implants can be recovered by private health insurers, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has said.... 05 Mar 2015

Plans to restrict use of conditional fee agreements in insolvency cases dropped 'for the time being'

Successful parties to insolvency cases will not be prevented from recovering conditional fee agreement (CFA) 'success' fees and legal insurance premiums from their opponents from April, after the UK government extended a temporary exemption from the general... 03 Mar 2015

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Reform of judicial review receives royal assent: environmental cases carved-out from restrictions on cost capping

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 15 February 2015.  Part 4 of the Act (which will  come into force on a date to be appointed) introduces controversial reforms to the judicial review (JR) process, as well as restricting... 26 Feb 2015

Court of Appeal: conditional fee agreement with consumer unenforceable if notice of right to cancel not given

A conditional fee agreement (CFA) that was signed at a client's home, rather than at the lawyer's office, was unenforceable because the client had not been given notice of her right to cancel, the Court of Appeal has ruled. 03 Feb 2015

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